DAHLIA LEIGH CO
CELEBRATING YOUR MESSY, RAW
& BEAUTIFUL LOVE!
I'm so glad you’re here! I’m Kristy, a photographer, a wife, a friend, a mother, and the face behind Dahlia Leigh Co. Before photography, I was a nurse and a graphic designer. I spend my "free" time watching Chicago PD and Friends on repeat. If I could live in flip-flops, jeans and hoodies, I totally would. I'm a hugger, and can talk to anyone (the lady in line in front of me will know my life story before she finishes her check-out!). We are all about family in our house, family comes first, and we are always there to help each other, no matter what! My husband is my best friend, and I wouldn't have it any other way. We've been together for 20 years, and married for almost 16.
My career as a wedding photographer began about 3 years ago, when an amazing bride wanted me to photograph her wedding. Scared as hell I did, and FELL IN LOVE! Since then I have shot almost 100 weddings. And look forward to each and every one of them!
A few more tid-bits about me... I swear... ALOT! Like truck-driving, sailor... alot! But don't worry, I know when to curb it. I'm from the South, but raised in Jersey; so, what's that mean? I'm sweet, with a whole lotta sass! I have a serious baked goods and iced coffee problem. So, if ya bring me a donut, we'll be best friends forever! My favorite flower is the cafe au lait dahlia. It's a very delicate flower, which is quite the contrast to myself. Second favorite... the peony. I am obsessed with crime documentaries, serial killer shows, and Netflix kinda holds my heart right now. I have a seriously sassy 7 year old, who I swear is me in little form. Remember when your mom used to say I hope you have one just like you? Well played, Mom... well played! And I have the best husband ever! No, really... he's super great! He's my best friend, we've been married for 15 years now, and in that 15 years, we've only spent 3 nights apart!
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DAHLIA LEIGH CO
MY STYLE & PHILOSOPHY
I believe the best images come when you and your person are being yourselves - the laughs, corny jokes, and spontaneous kisses. These moments that are captured will be ones you treasure forever. The real and genuine moments between the two of you. I want to capture those exhilarating moments where nothing else matters except that moment where you are present, taking everything in, and enjoying the moment.
This is what makes for the best images in the world, and is how I will be able to capture them for you.
I want you to look back on your wedding photos and be able to relive the same feelings of excitement and love that you felt on your special day. There’s an effortless style within my images and approach, telling a story with personality, heart and ease. I will always strive to give you the best experience and allow you to truly be yourselves. There’s no stiff or awkward posing, but the in-between and unexpected moments just the way it unfolds, throughout the day.
What I’ve discovered, as a wedding photographer, is that my absolute favorite weddings are the ones where I’ve forged genuine friendships with my couples. From your initial inquiry to the final delivery of your gallery, I’m most excited about getting to know you two as a couple - and now friends. It is truly an honor to be the one to capture beautiful, timeless, and joyful images for you and your family to remember your wedding day.
It’s at the core of my work to capture authenticity and to do it creatively. That means getting to know you and those closest to you. I am genuinely thankful that I get to do what I absolutely love. I’d be honored to capture one of the best days of your life.
With my timeless and documentary photography style, I will capture your story in a unique way and give you the most badass, beautiful, and remarkable images with a moody & romantic vibe to them. I’ll be the photographer that genuinely cares to get to know you and not just treat you like another customer. You are unique and so is your wedding day, and it would mean the world to me to be a part of your next greatest adventure you’re about to embark on and be the one to capture your memories in a fun, easy-going, and spontaneous way. This is your day, it deserves to be remembered the way it felt!